Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

This lychee season could well turn out to be disappointing, at least for the growers in Kushtia’s Khoksha county, because of the high temperatures and the current drought. A number of lychee farmers in the county’s villages have stated that they had high hopes of a bumper crop this summer, a projection based on the […]

Drought dashes dreams of litchi growers in Kushtia

Protect smallholding farmers to build decent Bangladesh: experts

The arrival of the luscious fruit is a silver lining every summer — both for the connoisseurs as well as the cultivators of litchi in Bangladesh. However, this litchi season could well turn out to be disappointing, at least for the fruit growers in Kushtia’s Khoksha upazila because of something they had no control over […]

Drought dashes dreams of lychee growers in Kushtia

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Lychee farmers had high hopes of a bumper crop this summer, a projection based on the healthy flowering of the fruit three-four months ago in Kushtia’s Khoksha upazila Collected/UNB Farmers said it would be really difficult for them to break even this year The arrival of the luscious fruit is a silver lining every summer—both […]

Early pineapple harvest benefits Bangladesh growers

Early pineapple harvest benefits Bangladesh growers

An intense heatwave is sweeping across Bangladesh, but its hot and thirsty inhabitants can quench their thirst with the popular “honey queen” pineapple variety. Though the peak time for harvest starts from late May or the first week of June, many farmers of Rangamati and Khagrachhari, and some of Moulvibazar have started picking it early […]

Bangladesh growers switch to hydroponic to fight salinity

Bangladesh growers switch to hydroponic to fight salinity

“For almost half of a year, we remain drowned in floods,” Montu Mian, a 45-year-old farmer from Satkhira district in southwestern Bangladesh, told. “Salinity is a perennial problem. So, we can neither cultivate crops nor fishes. If we cultivate fish in ponds, we cannot use the water for drinking or cooking purposes, as it becomes […]

Drought shatters dream of Magura litchi growers

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: April 25, 2021 14:12:29 Drought like situation is prevailing in Magura. Such a situation has raised concern among he litchi growers in the district. Last month ample flowers in litchi trees brought smile on the faces of litchi growers. But from the very beginning of the current month a drought like […]

Watermelon growers worried over countrywide lockdown

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Hundreds of watermelon growers of Pirojpur Sadar upazila are in great worry regarding the shipment and sale of their produce as countrywide lockdown has been going on since May 5. Farmers have said that the fruits are ripe for sale and they will have to be sold within a week otherwise the fruits will perish. […]

3 lakh paddy growers in distress

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

36 districts, mostly Boro growers in haor areas, were affected in the recent nor’wester and the heatwave that swept over the country on April 4. Boro paddy produced by 303,620 farmers faced damage and over 3 lakh of them live in Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Mymensingh, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, and Barishal districts, according to an estimate of the […]

Fear of low production grips onion seed growers in Faridpur

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Onion seed producers in Faridpur fear a lower than expected harvest this time as droughts, swarming caterpillar attacks and low pollination have hampered cultivation this year. Farmers in Faridpur made significant profits from onion seed production last year, when they sold each maund (37 kg) for Tk 80,000 to Tk 2.5 lakh. For all latest […]

Chapainawabganj mango growers pin hope on weather

bumper mango production Chapainawabganj

Mango growers in Chapainawabganj are expecting a bumper yield of mango this year, thanks to the favourable weather.  The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said that if everything goes well, they expect the production to exceed the target. Growers say they hope this year’s production will help them recover losses they had suffered last year […]